Botanical characteristics, ecology, distribution, cultivation, care and harvesting of Peristrophe bivalvis were studied. There are four forms of Peristrophe bivalvis in Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province. The heat extraction method of violet colorant from Peristrophe bivalvis is the best. Violet colorant is mainly distributed in the leaves of this plant. Using column chromatography method and analysis by HPLC/MS revealed that major chemical composition of violet colorant extracted from Peristrophe bivalves is anthocyanine including constituents with pelargonidine and pyranopeonidine chemical structures, such as: Afzelechin(4-8) pelargonidyl glucoside, Pelargonidine-3-O-gentiobiozơ and Pelargonidine-3-O-sambabiozơ and 4’-sucxinoyl-3-rhamnozyl-(4H, 5H)-pyranocyanidine. Peristrophe bivalvis is a potential source of natural violet colorant. Climate and soil in mountainous regions in Vietnam are very suitable for growth, development and colorant accumulation of this plant.
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Truong Anh Thu
IEBR - VAST
Luu Dam Cu
Vietnam National Natural Museum, VAST
Nguyen Quoc Chien, Nguyen Manh Cuong
Institute of Chemitry, VAST
(Proceedings of 3rd National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi 22th October 2009 - IEBR)